10 Nov 2020
We can’t let Covid cancel Christmas, the celebrations must go on, and spreading some well-needed festive cheer is family-run French artisan bakery, PAUL. The legendary Mince Pie Croissant is back with an award win in tow from Good Housekeeping Magazine – ‘Best Alternative Mince Pie 2020’ – as well as new UK-wide baking kits, a gingerbread éclair and, adding a touch of Christmas class to your table, show-stopping celebration cakes.
UK-WIDE BAKING KITS
(Available online for Nationwide delivery from 11th November)
NEW Christmas Cookie Tree (£20)
This fabulous kit includes five star-shaped cookie cutters in a range of sizes, a wooden stand, 450g PAUL flour, baking powder, icing sugar and golden sprinkles. All you need to create your very own sparkling, edible Christmas tree.
NEW Festive Loaf (£30)
Bread-making made easy – this kit contains everything you need to bake the perfect festive loaf including; 450g strong white bread flour, 15g active dried yeast, sultanas, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg, a bread proving basket, a PAUL cotton sac a pain for keeping the bread fresh, a dough scraper, and recipe booklet.
(Available in-store and online for collection and delivery from 24th November. Pre-order from 2nd November)
NEW The Mystère (£28.95, Serves 8)
Think giant Ferrero Rocher with a French twist – a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Beneath the milk chocolate dome with hazelnut pieces, you’ll find layers of ground almond biscuit, chocolate and almond sponge, white nougat and praline cream.
NEW Christmas Forest Yule Log Cake (£38.95, serves 8)
A yule log with a difference – decorated with festive holly leaves, berries & pinecones. Slice through chocolate shavings to reveal the circular wooden rings made from chocolate Jaconde sponge and chocolate buttercream.
Chocolate Praline Yule Log (£19.95, serves 4, £36.95, serves 8)
A firm Christmas favourite, this impressive centrepiece is filled with 70% dark chocolate bavarois cream, crispy praline pieces, cocoa Genoise sponge and almond dacquoise biscuit. Finished with a mirror chocolate glaze, topped with chocolate curls and a decorative dark chocolate plaque.
Chocolate Yule Log (£17.95, serves 4, £28.95, serves 8)
This rich and indulgent chocolate log is filled with 60% dark chocolate mousse and cocoa joconde biscuit and covered with a smooth chocolate buttercream. Delicate finishing touches include nibbed hazelnuts, a milk chocolate pinecone and dark chocolate holly leaves.
Coconut & Passionfruit Yule Log (£19.95, serves 4, £36.95, serves 8)
For exotic fruit lovers, this one is for you. Featuring an almond dacquoise biscuit base topped with a creamy coconut mousse, slice through to reveal an exotic compote centre of passionfruit, mango and dragon fruit. The cake is finished with a passionfruit glaze and white chocolate end pieces, topped with tropical physalis and star fruit.
Red Fruit Yule Log (£19.95, serves 4, £36.95, serves 8)
A very berry yule log featuring an almond dacquoise base layered with blackcurrant mousse and whole blackcurrants, surrounded by a sweet raspberry mousse. Decorated with fresh berries and finished with white chocolate end pieces, this festive red bûche makes the perfect table centrepiece.
MINCE PIE CROISSANT, GINGERBREAD ECLAIR & FESTIVE LOAF
(Available in all PAUL shops across London and Oxford from 17th November)
NEW Gingerbread Cream Éclair (£3.95)
This limited-edition seasonal éclair is filled with a gingerbread flavoured pastry cream, topped with a chocolate glaze and scattered with gingerbread crumb and gold sprinkles.
Mince Pie Croissant – Good Housekeeping Magazine Christmas Taste Test Winner 2020 (£2.65)
Everyone’s favourite festive breakfast is back for another year – the classic PAUL all butter croissant filled with rich, sweet mincemeat and dusted with icing sugar.
NEW The Stolliche Festive Loaf (£11.95, 600g)
A festive hybrid of brioche and stollen, enriched with raisins, sultanas, glacé cherries, candied orange peel, lemon zest and flaked almonds, complete with a dash of rum and brandy and a marzipan roll running through the centre.
To find your nearest PAUL shop, please visit: www.paul-uk.com